Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

This from the 24/7 Family History Circle, Ancestry.com’s official blog: “Ancestry.com just added the Internet Biographical Collection which is a compilation of genealogy information across the web. For the first few days, the information was in the paid section of the site. Based on community response to the addition of the Internet Biographical Collection, Ancestry.com …

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A few of the blogs I read, including The Genealogue and Genea-Musings, today have posted the fact that Ancestry.com is “caching” free genealogy website information and charging its subscribers to access that data! Among those sites that are finding their data in Ancestry’s subscription-only database is USGenNet: Dateline: 26 August 2007 Copycats on the Loose! …

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I have decided to try out a new project, or subproject, for this blog. In my routine internet searching efforts, I occasionally run across some really great genealogy sites. So, in keeping with the theme of the USGenWeb site, “Land of the Free…Genealogy”, each Saturday a free genealogy web site will be spotlighted at Free …

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You may have heard that genealogy site MyHeritage is merging with Pearl Street Software. Now Pearl Street software is the creator of the GenCircles website and of the genealogy program Family Tree Legends. There have been some customer service problems there of late, and this merger is expected to remedy things. The most immediate benefit …

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I have started working on the Stanley family. This will be a bit different, as my great-grandfather, John Thomas Stanley, was adopted after he and his older brother Henry were abandoned as small children. No one in my family has any idea who my great-grandfather’s parents might have been, or anything about his “blood” ancestry. …

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I have spent much of the evening revising my Bluebonnet Country Genealogy website. The GED_GEN files are now current and include the Bennett family research results. I also fixed a few minor “glitches” in the website HTML and design. Updating this website is always a challenge! Unfortunately, I don’t do this as often as I …

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